The New York Jets reportedly offered defensive star Sheldon Richardson to Super Bowl contenders Denver Broncos and Dallas Cowboys before the recent NFL trade deadline. But the Jets wanted a 2017 or 2018 first round pick and the Broncos and Cowboys couldn’t agree to the high price they were demanding for Richardson
The New York Jets are not likely to make the NFL postseason this year being in the last place in the AFC East at 3-6. Trading the 25-year-old Richardson was a move to improve their roster in the future, but they just couldn’t agree to a deal with Denver or Dallas, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN.
In addition to Cowboys, Jets also talked to Broncos about trading Sheldon Richardson, per @AdamSchefter. Offseason trade seems likely.
— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) November 7, 2016
“In addition to Cowboys, Jets also talked to Broncos about trading Sheldon Richardson, per @AdamSchefter. Offseason trades seems likely,” Cimini stated on Twitter referring to NFL expert Adam Schefter.
The tweet also mentioned that while the Jets will be sticking with Richardson for the rest of the 2016 season, he’s likely on the trading block again during the next offseason.
Richardson is playing in his fourth NFL season and his defense would have been a good addition to the Cowboys or Broncos. Dallas is one of the best teams in the league with a 7-1 record while Denver still has a chance to defend the Super Bowl title they won last year with a 6-3 record.
In eight games in the 2016 NFL season, he has registered 35 tackles, 1.5 sacks and 1 fumble recovery.